JPL DESCANSO - Deep Space Communications and Navigation Center of Excellence



Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy is a senior engineer with JPL in the Navigation and Trajectory Design Section. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1993. He joined JPL in 1996 as a full-time employee and has since been involved with several missions. He has also been involved in flight software development and integration and test for the autonomous navigation software used onboard Deep Space 1 and Deep Impact. He has served as an orbit determination analyst for the TOPEX/Poseidon, Deep Space 1, Mars Odyssey, and Stardust navigation teams. He has also developed rover landing site analysis tools used for the MER missions.

Co-Author of the following article of the DESCANSO Design & Performance Summary Series - Navigation: